Developing Opportunities to Build Up and Preserve Houston’s 5th Ward Community Fifth Ward CRC stands as a resource for the community’s advancement as the desired place to live, work, and play!
New Houston collaborative addresses racial and ethnic homeownership gap with funding from Wells Fargo
Laura Newpoff | Houston Business Journal
Aug 23, 2023
Two years ago, Corisha Rogers began a journey toward homeownership by seeking assistance from a housing counseling agency in Houston. She took an eight-hour homebuyer education course and paid down debt, monitored her credit and increased her income to become an attractive candidate for a mortgage.
Shafaq Patel | Axios Houston
Jun 27, 2023
The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp. is restoring and preserving the group of cottages adjacent to the DeLuxe Theatre, which serves as the neighborhood's creative hub, to create an affordable housing community for artists.
Sam González Kelly | Houston Chronicle
March 31, 2023
The Fifth Ward community is celebrating its 10th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Just don't expect any jousting tournaments or medieval getups — instead, visitors can watch a helicopter drop 50,000 plastic, treat-filled Easter eggs to gaggles of screaming children.
Paramount Acquires ‘Memory Builds the Monument’ Doc for Black History Month Debut on BET (TV News Roundup)
Julia MacCary, Katie Reul, Charna Flam | Variety Media
Jan 30, 2023
The NAACP Image Award-nominated film “Memory Builds the Monument” was acquired by Paramount for continuous airings on BET throughout Black History Month. The documentary short, which spotlights the vibrant community of Black artists in the Historic 5th Ward of Houston, Texas, will also be available for streaming on BET+ starting Feb. 1.
Featured works by Mark Francis.
August 8, 2022
In 1971, The DeLUXE Theater hosted The DeLUXE Show, America’s first interracial art exhibition. The DeLUXE Show is now the District’s annual art exhibition with a continued focus on the community powered by 5th Ward Cultural Arts District’s mantra of “Art for the People.”
Soaring property taxes make preserving affordable housing tougher. Fifth Ward is trying to combat that.
R.A. Schuetz | Houston Chronicle
April 25, 2022
When a block of 600-square-foot homes were built behind the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue, the thoroughfare was the cultural and commercial center of Fifth Ward, a thriving business district where more than 40-Black-owned businesses sold everything from groceries to shoes.
Aswad Walker | Defender News Source
April 18, 2022
The largest cultural celebration of Houston’s historic Fifth Ward returned this past weekend with a bang. The 9th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival, hosted by the Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District and under the leadership of the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation (FWRC), offered attendees live music, an interactive Kid’s Zone, art activities, vendors and food trucks galore.
5th Ward’s Own Archie Bell, of Archie Bell and the Drells, Historical Documentary
February 23, 2022
With a multitude of film festival nominations and prestigious premieres under its belt, there is no denying Memory Builds the Monument’s presence in the film circuit. The documentary will be having its world premiere at SXSW–renowned as one of the most competitive film festivals on a global scale–on March 11th and an online screening the following day. Residents of the United States will be able to access the screening via SXSW’s website with an online registration pass.
Defender News Service
September 21, 2021
Preservation of Houston’s historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital leads to new mixed-income multifamily housing development in Houston’s 5th Ward. Built-in 1947 in a racially segregated Houston, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was the first medical facility dedicated to serving African Americans in Harris County.